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Al Golden comes to the Can's knowing how to make the best of tough situations.
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When I first got the temple there was no. Part -- our second year we had no seniors on the team there were no scouts that ever came. We won eleven my first year. Lost whenever -- thirty points a game. We won sixteen in my first seventeen games and and then you know four years later. You know one night in a row. Went to the first bowl game. Thirty years. -- -- -- on fifteen years we've created a program this and have a good year created a program and so that's what's what's exciting about that. I think if you places and our profession where if you're. You know had your best. That your best is the best in the country. And I think that's what you know makes Miami's special job you know we've had played for the most national championships in the last thirty years one -- the most five. We have the most players in the NFL we for the most first rounder for the most players in the global. We're in the one University of Florida -- top fifty institution and we don't really school in the country that has. Both all the amenities of a college campus in Coral Gables and also access to world class city so. When you couldn't afford young people all that. -- standpoint that I mentioned a formidable job. I said in my speech and just have reconnaissance the most recognizable brand in college you know football and I believe it is -- You go from coast to coast and everybody. You know that's that's one strong brand -- -- so that's universally adopted him from the athletic department so. So we're fortunate there that that we have the and the brand. And now we just have to get back to do all the things that initially created. The first meaning it's not gonna get much. Deeper than the surface what we did we did get some things out and I did make sure they understood that I have a plan and and that are that this wasn't going to be a 45 year plan that we are trying to. Make this transition quickly and the quicker that you -- him as a student athlete. Always remember this team. Level indicate how quickly we get this thing going. Learned some you know something from each one of them. You know Joseph Paterno certainly as a player and coach -- learned a great deal from him Tom O'Brien is an NC state. It was a great mentor for me and George Welsh. College football hall of fame along with -- Joseph Paterno I think Tom -- going to be in the college football hall 300 if you win. You know over a hundred games in -- Holdings in a row I think displeasure you know college football thing. Al groh told me all I know before forcing him system's standpoint tremendous. Football intelligence and shared that would mean coach Parcells. Was always a guy that. You know I got to know all those guys for my family tree and and it's always been a guy that's kind of been an idea confidant and a guy that would help me. You know what decisions in those types of things in my career -- doesn't Danny and I were together. At Boston College when I. You know on defense there with him as He -- a corner. These kids and heard from Alonzo Highsmith Brett -- You know Michael Irvin Jimmie Johnson they've had a chance to have to learn and grow from all those guys and you know we had over 300 at our spring game. I'm not the Rose. First spring game they know -- and they make sure I know. What it means to us to be a part of my American family and I don't know what their expectations of Michael Irvin said it best is a lot of football programs because only one football -- and what's nice before.